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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:18 pm 
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Hello :D

I have just snapped a rear wheel stud on my 1978 Sprint. Although the car is a late model with the thicker studs on the front, the rear axle is much earlier (around 3000) and therefore has the thinner studs. I still have the original rear axle, which was swapped as it was very noisy and a bit rusty in the cups for the rear radius arms.

Due to the faff of getting the old studs out and having to press off the rear hub I was thinking of just swapping out the complete halfshaft assemblies. How easy is it to shim up this compared to the hassle of pressing off all the hubs and swapping them over on to the original halfshafts? Unfortunately I don't have a 20T press available nor a local friendly garage that I would trust with my car where I currently live!

Many thanks in advance.

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1966 Volkswagen 1300 (project thread)
1962 Austin Mini (project)
1962 MGA 1600 Mark II
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:33 am 
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The axle you have in the car check how meany shims you have, they can be different either side, there the shims your going to use as that axle has been set up, just change the half shafts over

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:39 am 
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I think if you pull the shaft out leaving the backplate loose you can get the studs in.
It’s been a while since I’ve done them.

More faff shimming up the end float if you don’t have too.

Plus are you sure some of the old noise isn’t coming from the bearings? .

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1980 Dolomite Sprint with a touch of BLTS
Balanced Lightened and Tweaked 13B Rotary and SuperCharged.
Back in my possession 22 September 2019.
Rebuilding the Sprint time taken so far, 111Hrs@15/12/2020
212Hrs @31/12/2021
352 @ 28/11/2022
455Hrs @ 20/10/2023
530. @ 09/07/2024
This is time taken at the Sprint not necessary time worked.

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